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Homes by 3Leafs showcases the first single family, shipping container home built in Calgary.


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Homes by 3Leafs showcases the first single family, shipping container home built in Calgary. The Alberta based company is changing how homes are constructed by transforming recycled steel containers into high performance, energy efficient homes with net zero capabilities.

September 19, 2019, Calgary, AB ​Homes by 3Leafs gave media an exclusive inside look into the sleek, elegant modern two-storey home made from four recycled shipping containers. The home is nestled in the eco-friendly community, Echohaven, in northwest Calgary.

Som Sourachit, C.E.O. of Homes by 3Leafs describes this moment as pivotal. “Our high performance, energy efficient houses reduce waste in landfills by repurposing steel shipping containers into dream homes. The houses have net zero capabilities and are the new blueprint for how we should build while protecting our environment. “

It’s estimated there are millions of shipping containers piling up in landfills worldwide. The repurposed containers make the perfect envelope for a home, and reduce the heavy reliance on trees used for construction. The steel means shipping container homes are sturdier and will last for generations with fewer repairs than traditional stick builds over time.

The homeowner, Jaime Turner, added “This is a teaching moment for my young daughter. We wanted to build a legacy for her. This is our forever home and we know because it’s made of steel it will last for generations, and an added bonus is, we are being good to our environment!”

Homes by 3Leafs is proud to be leading the way in new home construction. Currently, 6 building projects are underway.

About Homes by 3Leafs

Homes by 3Leafs is a global company based in Edmonton and is comprised of a team of architects, construction experts, designers, and engineers with years of experience developing stunning homes. By using shipping containers to build, Homes by 3Leafs is committed to saving the environment. Thousands of containers pile up in landfills unused while forests can’t be cut down fast enough to support the robust construction industry. The company leads the way with cutting edge technology and new innovations to help the world build beautiful sustainable homes to last hundreds of years.

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Son helped dump body in slough: Sentencing hearing for Alberta woman who shot husband

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EDMONTON — Crown and defence lawyers say an Alberta woman who pleaded guilty to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough should spend up to 18 years in prison.

Helen Naslund pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter in the September 2011 shooting of 49-year old Miles Naslund on a farm near Holden, Alta. 

The couple’s son, Neil Naslund, pleaded guilty to offering an indignity to human remains. 

The mother and son were initially charged with first-degree murder

Both are in court in Edmonton today for sentencing hearings.

An agreed statement of facts says there had been a domineering pattern of abuse in the marriage.

It says Helen Naslund shot her husband twice in the back of his head with a 22-calibre pistol when he was in bed.

The statement of facts says she and her son put the body in a metal truckbox and used a boat to dump it in a swampy area. 

It says they threw the gun in another slough and buried the victim’s car in a farmer’s field,

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2020.

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Imperial Oil reports $3-million profit in Q3, production up from previous quarter

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CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. posted a profit of $3 million in its latest quarter down from a profit of $424 million in the same quarter last year.

The company says the profit amounted to zero cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a profit of 56 cents per diluted share a year ago.

Revenue totalled $5.96 billion, down from $8.74 billion in the same quarter last year.

Imperial says production averaged 365,000 gross oil-equivalent barrels per day, compared with 407,000 in the same period of 2019.

However, production was up from 347,000 gross oil-equivalent barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020.

Refinery throughput averaged 341,000 barrels per day, compared with 363,000 in the third quarter of 2019.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2020.

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